I think the usual gaming laptop delivers the power of the dark side (uhh, engineering!)
WIthout a GPU redraws and such are all done by the CPU so how about this star killer?
I bought a Asus q504ua laptop and I am a mechanical engineering student. I've been very happy with it until recently I started to run engineering programs like solidworks. The computer doesn't run this program well at all, I have read other places it is because of my graphics card which is hd intel 520. Now I am considering buying a better laptop to run these engineering programs. My question is should I and if so what would be a good laptop for engineering? I want to make sure before I sell this one and spend a large amount of money on a better one. I thought this computer wouldve been fine for engineering it has 12gb of ram and a i5 processor and a 1 tb hard drive, but it seems to have trouble.